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Tip: Making friends with Windows, Linux, OSX
« on: March 18, 2009, 03:42:46 AM »
So, we end up in the situation FREQUENTLY where someone has 2 or 3 of the above around and needs to make single signon happen.  Sooo...

Here's a few tips that worked for us:
1. if you CAN use UNC paths
2. Use symlinks if you need to cheat and get stuff to look like its coming from the same place!

AD Integration
1.  Root jobs in a user like /Users/quebeproxy
2.  Use ln ?s if necessary!
3.  Use WinBIND on Linux to connect to AD
4.  Use ADmit Mac (from Thursby) on OSX or use internal stuff to connect to AD
5.  All users are now AD users!

OSX 10.5 OD Integration
1.  Linux, Mac, PCs Can be connected to OpenDirectory on OSX 10.5 (10.4 doesn?t work so well) under NT Domain Services (NTDS)
2. Linux can do the same with WinBIND
3. All users are now OD users!

Windows Storage Server 2003 and beyond
1. Have UID/GID to windows user mapping if this is used as a fileserver

Helpful links:
1. Ubuntu WinBIND Howto (sorry this is a great example and pretty easily applicable to centos and other distros):
2. ADmit Mac:
3. Make VisTARD and XP work with Open Directory 10.5:
4. Windows Server 2003 as a NAS; UID/GID to Windows User Mapping: (make sure to read parts 2 and 3)
5. Info on SMB 2.0 (Vista talking to Windows Server 2008 ONLY and WHY Vista is NO good speaking to OSX 10.5 server as a NAS):
  a. Turning off SMB 2.0 in Vista so OSX 10.5 as a NAS is reasonable performance:
                    Bring up a command prompt and type:
                    sc config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/nsi <return>
                    sc config mrxsmb20 start= disabled <return>
                    Then reboot the machine.

I hope this helps!

Steve and the X2 Crew
« Last Edit: March 18, 2009, 10:46:42 PM by Scot Brew »